JORDAN: COURT PASSES DEATH SENTENCE ON MAN FOR HIS MOTHER'S MURDER
December 21, 2018:
The Criminal Court on 18 December 2018 sentenced a 29-year-old man to death after convicting him of murdering and decapitating his mother in Amman in November of 2016. (Sources: albawaba.com, 19/12/2018)
“The court hereby sentences you to death for the murder you committed, and I would like to inform you that you do not benefit from any reductions in penalty, because one of your family members refused to drop charges against you,” Judge Ibrahim Abu Shamma said.
The defendant, who was surrounded by police officers in the court’s cage, did not react or make any comments upon hearing his verdict read out in court by the presiding judge, Shamma.
The suspect was standing trial on charges of murdering and decapitating his mother, while at their home in the capital’s Tabarbour area on November 3.
Court-appointed lawyer Fdayel Abbadi told The Jordan Times, following the conclusion of the 10-minute court session, that he would appeal the verdict.